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    Originally posted by magnetik
    a dual 31 band software EQ..... phew... I hate to think of the CPU usage on that little baby!
    Hmm, i thought so too, so i had a little go with soundforge a minute ago, and was quite surprised. It only had a 20 band EQ which controlled both channels, but the CPU usage for real time playback was only 5% (even with quality set to high)! (see attached pic) My system is only a athlon 850, aswell.
    Say it took twice the cpu to process each channel independantly, it the usage would be 10%, but i`m not sure what the difference between 20 bands and 31 bands would be tho. I`m definately sure it would be doable with software (as long as youv`e got a pretty juicy CPU), just finding it won`t be easy.
    Originally posted by magnetik

    soundforge may do the task, but remember the solution would need to be running in the background - basically a windows 'service'.... receiving all sound card input, processing it and then passing on the result to the sound card to be processed... soundforge is basically an audio editor... not a real-time software DSP....
    I was only using soundforge as an example. Pretty much all of it processing features (including EQ) are also usable as directX plugins. If there was a directX plugin which was a 31band eq, i`m sure there must be another bit of software that allows directX plugins to be used in realtime, then your in business.

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    just get a pair of audio control eqt's

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    This site has a bunch of DX audio plugins, and other audio software:
    http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/audio.htm
    its got a DX delay plugin.
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    nice find......!!!

    geez I would really like a DirectX normalisation audio plugin then... help normalise audio on both my mp3s and my DivX videos...

    and thanks for that MikeHunt79 - I really thought it would be more taxing on a CPU...?
    Project - GAME OVER :(

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    No problem... I do know of way to normalize divx on playback however (its a directshow filter, rename to zip):

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    Originally posted by albysure
    just get a pair of audio control eqt's
    If you're looking at IASCA, have a look at the Rane and Alesis stereo 1/3 octave EQ's - this is going to be a great deal more helpful to you in a competition car than a piece of software.

    I had an Alesis MEQ 230 in my car when I used to compete here in Australia, and it's an excellent solution to system EQ issues, especially given that they introduced zero noise into the system (measured with a CRO). I agree that the Audio Control units would be good as well, but if you're buying a pair, at least compare the prices for all three. Ranes are pretty pricey, but the Alesis are generally dirt cheap. I think the difference between them comes down to accuracy (Q).

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